Place2Be launched the first-ever Children’s People Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This annual awareness event aims to encourage more people than ever to get involved, spread the word, and raise vital funds for children’s mental health.

This year’s theme is, Let’s Connect. Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing.

For more information about Children’s Mental Health Week and how you can get involved click here.

The Brew Project

In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Week we want to tell you all about the fantastic Brew Project we deliver alongside Invictus Wellbeing.

The project offers timely, effective and accessible mental health and wellbeing interventions to children and young people that have offended or are at risk of offending to get down to the root cause of these issues as early as possible through counselling, support and social prescribing.

There is a focus on the positive and protective factors in a young person’s life to support them and improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing, encouraging them to reach their full potential.

The Brew Project provides confidential and non-judgmental one-to-one support sessions via telephone, video call, face to face or walk-and-talk sessions. It is named the Brew Project because that’s what it aims to be: the chance to have a virtual cup of tea with someone outside of the young person’s family and friendship circles. Wellbeing advisers are there to speak with, support and help children and young people find solutions to problems, concerns and issues they may be facing.

The provision of this project in the Calderdale area has been proven to be a valuable resource, so much so we are keen to explore rolling the Brew Project out to wider areas in West Yorkshire.